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Table 3 The age- and sex-specific one-year prevalence (%) with 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) of episodes of short- and/or long-duration BNP in 2006

From: The age- and sex-specific occurrence of bothersome neck pain in the general population – results from the Stockholm public health cohort

Age groups All 18-29 years 30-39 years 40-49 years 50-59 years 60-69 years 70-84 years
  % % % % % % %
  (95% CI ) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI)
  n/N a n/N a n/N a n/N a n/N a n/N a n/N a
The prevalence of short-duration BNP
Men 13 11 15 16 13 11 8
  (12–13) (9–13) (13–16) (14–17) (12–15) (9–12) (7–10)
  1,274/10,083 146/1,339 276/1,888 281/1,812 290/2,199 191/1,752 90/1,093
Women 20 19 23 24 21 15 13
  (19–21) (17–21) (21–24) (23–26) (19–22) (13–17) (11–15)
  2,529/12,765 372/1,979 619/2,828 559/2,305 547/2,658 258/1,742 174/1,353
The prevalence of long-duration BNP
Men 8 5 8 9 10 8 7
  (8–9) (4–6) (7–9) (8–11) (9–11) (7–9) (6–9)
  830/10,298 66/1,356 147/1,918 172/1,849 221/2,266 141/1,776 83/1,133
Women 13 9 13 16 16 12 11
  (13–14 ) (8–10) (12–14) (15–18) (15–17) (10–13) (9–12)
  1,725/13,146 176/2,001 362/2,803 381/2,380 442/2,753 213/1,790 151/1,419
The prevalence of short- and/or long-duration BNP
Men 16 13 18 19 16 13 11
  (15–16) (12–15) (16–19) (17–21) (15–18) (12–15) (9–12)
  1,570/10,123 180/1,341 335/1,896 346/1,821 365/2,220 229/1,749 115/1,096
Women 25 22 28 30 27 19 16
  (24–25) (20–24) (26–30) (28–31) (25–29) (17–21) (14–18)
  3,164/12,878 440/1,981 768/2,745 688/2,328 717/2,704 330/1,760 221/1,360
  1. an/N = number of neck pain cases/number of persons in the population.